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The Kalahari! The name conjures up images of vast open arid spaces stretching as far as the eye can see. A stark mysterious and unexplored land full of exotic wildlife. The Kalahari contains the largest continuous expanse of sand on earth and is also home to the first people - considered to be one of the oldest cultures on Earth.

From this ‘waterless place’ or ‘the great thirst’, as it is known in the Tswana language, we bring to you stories of discovery, of desert-adapted wildlife, and of a culture where affluence is not measured in abundance.

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Taking Terrific Photos on Safari: Getting the Trophy Shot

Published on: 15/05/2024 Contributors: Sarah Kingdom

If you’re heading out on a safari there’s a good chance you’re hoping to take some great photos to remember your trip. If you aren’t a professional photographer or you aren’t travelling with one, you might be looking for a few tips on how to best capture the amazing sights.

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Adapt and Survive: Reaching the Pinnacle of Specialisation

Published on: 22/04/2024 Contributors: Daniel Crous

The Kalahari's unforgiving terrain demands that her inhabitants reach the pinnacle of specialisation. They exhibit ingenious behaviours and clever adaptations that enable them to survive the relentless heat and dry environment.

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In Pursuit of the Pride

Published on: 20/03/2024 Contributors: Daniel Crous

In the pre-dawn darkness, in the lull between sleep and wakefulness, I lie in my tent. Somewhere in the distance a sound breaks the silence, stirring in me an ancient disquiet, a primordial feeling.

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